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The Best Advice Her Mom Ever Gave Her

I came across a story that is speaking to me today. When asked about the best advice her mom ever gave her, Madison Plott said:

“From the time I was a little girl, my mom told me the story of the bumblebee. She’d tell me that the bumblebee was just a plump little bug with tiny little wings—wings that were far too small to hold him up—but regardless, he flew. She’d say that he flew because no one ever told him he couldn’t, and then she’d tell me that I was the bumblebee. Today, my mom still tells me the same story. A story that has led me through each and every milestone in my life. And because she believed I was the bumblebee, I did, too.”*

We all need someone to believe in us. We all need a reason to push forward when things get hard or when things seem beyond our reach. It may seem like what you have to offer is small. It may seem like the challenges before you are big. You may wonder if and how you will make it. Remember the bumblebee. Trust your wings. Step into what awaits you.


  1. What is the best advice your mom ever gave you?

  2. Who believes in you?

  3. How can you be like a bumblebee today?


*quote from Madison Plott, Success multimedia content producer, in the “The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me” by Jamie Friedlander , Success Magazine


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